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R Marine Riley helping to
build knowledge around
The Team at R Marine Riley will be
hosting a full day of educational and
practical seminars on Saturday 11th of
July on Pittwater. The day is about helping
people to stretch their sea legs and
experience the pleasures of blue-water
cruising, also to help build confidence for
owners, partners and families to use their
boats to their full potential.
The day will host three main events:
Tips and Tricks from the Marine Trade
• Maintenance tricks of the trade;
• Generator troubleshooting;
• Understanding Pod Drive systems;
• Understanding Electrical Systems;
• Navigation systems.
Ladies Driving Tuition Day
Ladies! Ever wanted to be the one at
the helm, not the one hanging over the
side being the fender girl. Well this is your
chance. Join the R Marine Riley team for
the day and learn everything there is to
know about basic manoeuvring and boat
handling. The R Marine Riley team will
show you how to dock the boat, tie lines
and basic engine knowledge in a stress
free environment in the company of other
VHF Radio licence Course
If it’s always been on your to do list to
actually know how to correctly use your
VHF radios then head along and obtain
your licence in a day!.
Contact Abbie Jones at the R Marine
Riley office on 02 9979 7000 or <abigail@
Yachting NSW Youth
bound for Botany Bay
Georges River Sailing Club on
Sydney’s Botany Bay will once again
be hosting the Yachting NSW Youth
Championships, one of the largest youth
sailing regattas in the country, over the
long weekend 3– 5 October.
This annual event is a highlight of the
sailing calendar and regularly attracts
over 350 entries in eight different classes.
Ages 8-18 participate with great support
from friends and family who cheer on
future world champions and Olympians.
An exciting regatta where competitors
race against their friends, challenge teams
from other clubs and states, then get
back to the beach to relax and hit the
Entries are now open and the
Notice of Race is on the website
Classic Boat Rally
The Gippsland Lakes boating
enthusiast’s dream of seeing hundreds
of classic boats floating through McMillan
Straits in Paynesville will soon become
The inaugural Paynesville Classic
Boat Rally will be held on March 5-6, 2016.
Classic boats of all kinds will converge on
Paynesville to showcase and celebrate the
boating history of the Gippsland Lakes.
The idea for the event blossomed
from Peter Medling, a local whose family
boating history goes back over 100 years.
Like many other boat-lovers, Peter saw the
need for a classic boating event based on
the long history and popularity of boating
in the area.
“ When you go around the lakes, it’s
stunning the number of beautiful boats
you see,” Mr Medling said. “ The classic
boats of the Lakes will be featured in
a spectacle not seen for many years,
since the days of the famous Boxing
Preparations for the rally has kicked
off already, with a community committee
formed by local supporters, boating
enthusiasts, and businesses.
The Facebook group “Paynesville
Classic Boat Rally 5th and 6th of March
2016” has only been up for a month but
has already garnered plenty of attention
around the community.
“Our vision for this rally is to have
as many classic boats as we can find,
all gathered here in Paynesville for a
celebration of our heritage that will grow
year after year,” he said. “Classic Boats
of all types and histories with lots of
coloured flags and colourful owners.”
Call Peter Medling on 0407 233 020.
The inaugural Rockhampton River
Festival is set to show Australia the other
flavours of Central Queensland from July
Long known as the Beef Capital of
Australia, there are many more flavours that
go into the melting pot of this multicultural
and multitalented central Queensland city.
“ Every corner of the festival will reveal
a hidden layer of this quintessential
Queensland city – combining history
with technology, laneways with art, family
with community and entertainment
with rejuvenation,” Regional Promotions
Manager, Sarah Reeves said.
“ The boardwalk hosts Bar Ramundi,
the ultimate place to wine, dine and recline
to soulful rhythms while indulging in a
specially prepared menu of gourmet tapas
and River Cocktails to sample the exclusive
Fitzroy Muddy Water, Strawberry Cyclone
or a Salty Croc.
The Mangrove Marketplace will host
an array of stalls featuring goods and
wares all crafted, baked, sewn or made
by talented artists and craftspeople from
across Central Queensland. Cri Me a River
hosted by the glorious Criterion Hotel
(known affectionately by locals as The Cri),
features a licensed main stage and a great
line-up of rock and country music.
Visit <w ww.rockhamptonriverfestival.
com.au> Facebook: Rockhampton River
Beyond Beef –
River Festival gives Rockhampton a new flavour
All new $12-million
experience coming to
Sydney’s Darling Harbour
The Australian National Maritime
Museum has revealed details of its new,
multi-million dollar experience which will
see its ex-navy submarine and destroyer
brought to life like never before.
Featuring a dramatic immersive
cinematic experience, a new discovery
and exploration space and audio-visual
encounters that recall sailors’ memories
on board the vessels, Action Stations will give
visitors new insight into the inner workings
of navy life at sea.
The museum has appointed award-
winning creative agency Spinifex Group to
develop a thrilling eight-minute film which
will transport visitors back to 1973 into
the world of destroyer HMAS Vampire and
submarine HMAS Onslow.
Projected within a custom-built walk-
though theatre space comprising a 14-metre
long floor-to-ceiling screen, the cinematic
experience will show the ships alive and
at sea, performing the dramatic tasks they
were built for.
More than 60 current naval servicemen
have been taking part as extras, dressed in
Actions Stations is scheduled to open in
November 2015. For more information visit
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